Exploring A Career in the Music Industry

The Wannabe Rock Star is something of a stereotype but a career in music isn’t all about buying a van and traveling to gigs. The Music Industry has a number of exciting jobs, which can represent a lucrative career even for the 9-5er. There are numerous fields of expertise and professions that are critical to making music happen from the local level to the sold out stadiums. 

The following are resources regarding careers within the music business.

Music Education - From the Indiana University School of Music

Kids Music Education – Resources from Community Learning Network

What is Instrumental Performance – From MIT Music School

Instrumental Studies - An Overview from the Miami School of Music

Army Music Careers – Opportunities in Music with the Armed Forces

Orchestra Careers – Careers in Orchestral Performance

Concert Vocalist – A Look at the Profession

Careers in Music – The Conductor

Careers in Music Composition – From the Berklee School of Music

Children, Composing & Arranging – Engaging Children in Music Education

John Williams – A Case Study in Film Music

The Score – Danny Elfman on Film Music

A Serious Look At Music Publishing – From Music Educator’s Journal

The Music Opportunities of Americans – From the Library of Congress

Sheet Music Publishing – An Overview from Duke University